30 January 2018 - HONG KONG--(BUSINESS WIRE)
The GSMA today announced that the Asia Mobile Awards (the AMO Awards) at Mobile World Congress Shanghai 2018 are open for entry. Judged by a panel of leading independent industry experts, the AMO Awards celebrate the greatest achievements and innovations across the Asian mobile industry. The AMO Awards will include 13 awards over seven categories and the entries will be accepted through Wednesday, 11 April. The winners will be honoured at Mobile World Congress Shanghai taking place 27 – 29 June at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre (SNIEC).
“As a region, Asia is renowned for delivering leading-edge innovation across many facets of the mobile industry, from networks to devices to apps and beyond,” said Michael O’Hara, Chief Marketing Officer, GSMA. “We look forward to showcasing this innovation and creativity through the 2018 AMO Awards and encourage companies and individuals to put their achievements forward.”
For 2018, the GSMA has refreshed the AMO Awards categories to embrace the changing shape of the mobile industry in Asia, introducing new awards that highlight the most cutting-edge developments impacting the industry. The 2018 AMO Awards include 13 awards presented within the following seven categories:
Mobile Tech: This award category will recognise the companies that are revolutionising the capabilities and reach of mobile and digital technologies. This category encompasses three awards:
- Best Mobile Technology Breakthrough – Asia
- Best Innovation for LTE to 5G Evolution
- Best IoT Innovation for Mobile Networks
Consumer: As consumers migrate to the connected age, this category will honour companies that have redefined the business-to-consumer relationship to enhance everyday life.
- Best Mobile App for Connected Living
Fourth Industrial Revolution: This award category will distinguish key companies at the forefront of the digital shift, across seven market verticals. This category highlights a new award that recognises transformative, innovative contributions to the evolution of smart cities via the use of mobile technology and connectivity.
- Best Mobile App for Business
- Best Mobile Innovation for Smart Cities (new in 2018)
Device: This category has a strong reputation for recognising market leaders and celebrates achievements in hardware developments that are stimulating advances across Asia.
- Best Smartphone (The Judges’ Choice)
- Disruptive Device Innovation (The Judges’ Choice)
4YFN Startup of the Year: 4YFN (4 Years From Now) is a startup business platform of the GSMA and Mobile World Capital Barcelona that promotes the creation of new ventures. This new award category focuses on accelerating business development and the investment of new technologies within the startup community.
- 4YFN Startup of the Year (new in 2018)
Social Good: ‘Discovering a Better Future’ is the overarching theme for Mobile World Congress Shanghai 2018, and this category underscores the mobile industry’s commitment to connecting everyone and everything to a better future. This category also recognises mobile innovations in the Asia region that address the challenges set out in the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which are focused on ending poverty, combating climate change and fighting injustice and inequality.
- Best Mobile Innovation for Emerging Markets
- Outstanding Mobile Contribution to the UN SDGs in Asia
Outstanding Achievement: This category celebrates individuals and organisations that have made a remarkable contribution to the digital community. The new Women4Tech Award recognises and celebrates leadership in the establishment of initiatives to encourage gender diversity in the telecommunications industry and broader mobile ecosystem.
- Outstanding Contribution to the Asian Mobile Industry (The Judges’ Choice)
- Women4Tech – Asia Mobile Industry Leadership (new in 2018)
Dateline for submission: 11 April 2018
Source: The GSMA
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